Had a package arrive the other month with my VoCore which was a project I baked on Indiegogo a while back.
The VoCore is a tiny computer running OpenWRT with a 360mhz processor and 32MB of RAM and 16MB of flash with built in Wi-Fi, two 100mbs network cards, USB and 28 GPIO ports.
Perfect for projects that have limited room or that require WiFi.
I knew the board was small but really didn’t think it would be as small as it is, here it is next to a USB stick:
The size (and my soldering skills) made soldering connectors onto the board quite a challenge.
They do make a dock for it which breaks out the USB and Ethernet connectors but pretty much doubles the price of the unit.
Initial configuration is done over serial with the provided USB-TTL converter but first power and serial lines have to be soldered on.
As you can see my soldering skills aren’t the best on these small pitch connectors I will have to redo them before I use the unit in a permanent installation.
After firing the unit up and connection via serial I reconfigured the wireless to operate in client mode and connect to my home Wi-Fi and was then able to connect via SSH:
My intention is to use this board with a USB Relay board to operate my garage door as well as other projects out the front of the house, this saves having to get a cable from the house into the garage which would be a nightmare.
Future projects may also include Wi-Fi connected appliances such as washing machine, dryer, kettle and the likes due to the small size, GPIO pins and cheap price.